I recently took a strength finders test. I wasn’t all that surprised to find my top two strengths were belief and responsibility. The part that I didn’t like was discovering what the book politely called my “basement” qualities. How nice 🙂
Here’s a short list of what those basement qualities include:
* stubborn (ok…so my husband has been right for 25 years!)
* set in my ways
* unaccepting of other ideas
Enough already…let’s stop there!
What is clear that one thing this mom needs is humility. As my daughter, Madi reminded me yesterday (as she practiced driving with that new permit!) “There is nothing attractive about pride!” Wow…did she hit it home!
When I get in the revolving door of humility, I am changed from “I can do it all” super mom to “I can do all things through Christ” power mom. A place where each day, each minute, I am dependent to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit directing me to live out His fruits…His actions.
Humility shifts me from being right to doing right.
The truly powerful mom can say:
“Please forgive me.”
And it is here that she builds true relationship that opens the doors for her to be the kind of mom her kids need.
How about you? Like me, do you struggle saying words like “I’m sorry, you’re right or please forgive me” to your kids? Do you agree or do you think that as moms these types of words make us seem to be human door mats?
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